Dominic Thiem

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Dominic Thiem
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Full name Dominic Thiem
Country (sports)  Austria
Residence Lichtenworth, Austria
Born (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 21)
Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2012
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Gunter Bresnik
Prize money $1,292,184
Singles
Career record 55–48 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 18 (10 August 2015)
Current ranking No. 20 (24 August 2015)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 2R (2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open 4R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 7–15 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 200 (6 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 201 (25 May 2015)
Last updated on: 27 May 2015.

Dominic Thiem (born 3 September 1993) is an Austrian tennis player, who has won 3 career titles and has an ATP high ranking of World No. 18 (best youngest player of all time by ATP-posiuion [by 2015]), which was first achieved on 10 August 2015. Thiem is currently the youngest player in the top 30 of the world rankings.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Thiem reached an ITF Junior world ranking of No. 2 (combined singles and doubles).[2] He lost a close final match at the 2011 French Open boys' event, to Bjorn Fratangelo, 6–8 in the third.[3] Thiem completed his junior career by winning his last three singles tournaments, culminating in taking the singles title of the prestigious Dunlop Orange Bowl.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R
French Open 1R F
Wimbledon 1R 3R
US Open 1R 1R

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A QF
French Open 1R 1R
Wimbledon 1R 1R
US Open 2R SF

2013[edit]

In 2013, Thiem received a wild card to the main draw in the 2013 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, where he made it through to the quarterfinals by defeating the fourth seed Jürgen Melzer in the second round. He lost in the quarterfinals to Albert Montañés in straight sets. Dominic reached his second quarterfinal of the year of an ATP 250 event at the 2013 Erste Bank Open. He was given a wildcard, but lost to the top seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in three tough sets.

2014[edit]

Dominic started off the year at the 2014 Qatar ExxonMobil Open by making it through the three rounds of qualifying to get a place in the main draw, but lost to Peter Gojowczyk in the first round. At the 2014 Australian Open, Thiem made it through the three rounds of qualifying and defeating the second seed along the way, Martin Klizan, to get a spot in the main draw. He defeated João Sousa in the first round in four sets, making it his first main-draw victory at a Grand Slam tournament. He then lost to 19th seed Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

Thiem qualified for the 2014 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, beating Kenny de Schepper and Adrian Sikora to be in the main draw of an ATP 500 event for the first time in his career. In the first round of the main draw, Thiem beat Jarkko Nieminen in three sets to progress to the second round. In the second round, Thiem gave an impressive performance, but lost to Andy Murray in three sets, having won the second.

At the 2014 BNP Paribas Open Thiem was seeded sixth in qualifying and made it into the main draw. He defeated American qualifier Daniel Kosakowski in the first round in his first Masters 1000. He then had his most remarkable win to date in the second round against the 21st seed and former World No. 6, Gilles Simon, in straight sets. He then lost to Julien Benneteau in two sets.

The next week at the 2014 Sony Open Tennis he made it through the qualifying rounds again to get a spot in the main draw. He defeated Lukas Rosol in straight sets in the first round. He was defeated by the sixteenth seed, Tommy Robredo, in the second round in a tight two setter.

Thiem received a wild card entry into the main draw of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. But he got defeated in the first round by Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in three sets. The next week he made it through the two rounds of qualifying at the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. In the first round he beat veteran player, Radek Štěpánek, in straight sets. In the 2nd round, Thiem beat Marcel Granollers, before losing to Santiago Giraldo.

At the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open, Thiem qualified for a main tour event for the 7th time in 2014. In the first round of the main draw, he beat Dmitry Tursunov to progress to the 2nd round where he had the biggest win of his career when he defeated the world number 3 Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets. Thiem started his campaign at the 2014 French Open by beating Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets. In the second round he faced world number 1 and the defending champion Rafael Nadal, but was defeated in straight sets, only winning 7 games in the process.

Thiem next played at the 2014 Aegon Championships in London but lost in the first round to David Goffin. He suffered a second consecutive first-round loss on grass when he was defeated by Australian qualifier Luke Saville at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships in four sets.

After Wimbledon, Thiem played at the 2014 International German Open. He defeated Jiří Veselý in straight sets and No. 8 seed Marcel Granollers in three sets before being defeated by Leonardo Mayer in the third round. Thiem was seeded at an ATP tournament for the first time in his career at the 2014 Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad. Seeded 8th, he lost in the first round to wildcard Viktor Troicki.

At the 2014 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Thiem was seeded fifth. In the quarterfinals he defeated defending champion and number two seed Marcel Granollers in straight sets. He then beat Juan Monaco to reach his first ATP World Tour 250 final at the age of 20. In the final, he fell to David Goffin despite being a set up.

Competing in his first ever US Open in 2014, Thiem reached the fourth round after two first round defeats in both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters. He defeated Slovakian Lukáš Lacko, 11th seed Ernests Gulbis, and 19th seed Feliciano López, before losing to 6th seed Tomáš Berdych.

2015: Reaching the Top 20[edit]

At the 2015 Australian Open, Thiem lost in first round to Roberto Bautista Agut. At Rotterdam he won over Ernests Gulbis in first round but fell to Sergiy Stakhovsky in second round. At Marseille, he defeated João Sousa and David Goffin to reach the quarter-finals, where he was beaten by Bautista Agut. The next week at Dubai he lost again to the Spaniard in first round. The Austrian reached quarter-finals of the Miami Open, after defeating Diego Schwartzman, Feliciano López, Jack Sock and Adrian Mannarino, then lost to Andy Murray in three sets. At the Rome Masters he won over Gilles Simon to reach third round, where he was defeated by Stanislas Wawrinka.

Thiem won his first career ATP World Tour title in Nice, France, defeating Nick Kyrgios, Ernests Gulbis and John Isner en route before winning a close three-setter against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in the final.

At the 2015 French Open, Thiem defeated Aljaž Bedene in four sets to progress to the second round, where he was defeated by 21st seed Pablo Cuevas in four close sets.

Thiem started his grass court campaign at the 2015 MercedesCup, where he entered as the seventh seed. Despite this, he fell in the first round to qualifier Mischa Zverev. At the 2015 Gerry Weber Open, Thiem suffered another first round loss, against second seed Kei Nishikori. The Austrian entered the 2015 Aegon Open Nottingham as the seventh seed, which gained him a bye into the second round. He easily defeated Malek Jaziri to claim his first win on grass in 2015, but was knocked out in the next round by Alexandr Dolgopolov. Thiem competed at the third grand slam of the year, the 2015 Wimbledon Championships as the 32nd seed, marking the first time he had been seeded at a grand slam tournament. He defeated Israel's Dudi Sela in four sets, marking his first ever win at Wimbledon. In the second round, Thiem lost a close five-setter against Fernando Verdasco, despite being 2–1 up in sets.

After Wimbledon, he next participated at the 2015 Croatia Open Umag as the fourth seed, giving him a bye into the second round. With wins over Dušan Lajović and compatriot Andreas Haider-Maurer (after both players retired), Thiem advanced to the semifinals, where he came back from a set down to win against Gaël Monfils and earn himself a place in his third career final. In the final, he defeated Portugal's João Sousa in straight sets to claim his second career ATP World Tour title. A week later, Thiem won his third title at the 2015 Swiss Open Gstaad, beating David Goffin in the final, and winning back to back tournaments for the first time. As a result of these tournament wins, Thiem achieved a new career high ATP ranking of world No. 21.

Thiem next played at his home tournament, the 2015 Generali Open Kitzbühel as the No. 1 seed, marking the first time he entered an ATP tournament as the top seeded player. After receiving a bye, he managed to avoid an early exit, as he gained a close three set win against Andreas Haider-Maurer, despite being a set down, and a break down in the final set. He defeated Albert Montañés in the quarterfinals, after his opponent retired five games into the second set. In the semifinals, he was denied a place in his third consecutive final when he lost to German Philipp Kohlschreiber in two sets, ending his winning streak of 10 matches. After the tournament ended, Thiem entered the top 20 for the first time, reaching a new career high of world No. 18.

Playing style[edit]

Thiem is an offensive baseliner. He has powerful groundstrokes and a tenacious one-handed backhand which he can hit with heavy topspin or flatten out down-the-line. Some players have compared him to Fernando Gonzalez for his attacking style. Thiem has a volley that is solid but not a weapon. He moves well around the court and he is athletic. The weapons in his game are his groundstrokes.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (3–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. August 2, 2014 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Belgium David Goffin 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. May 23, 2015 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 6–7(8–10), 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 2. July 26, 2015 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay Portugal João Sousa 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. August 2, 2015 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Belgium David Goffin 7–5, 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current till 2015 Western & Southern Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
French Open A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
US Open A 4R 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Win–Loss 0–0 5–4 2–3 0 / 7 7–7 50%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 3R 1R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Miami Masters A 2R QF 0 / 2 5–2 71%
Monte Carlo Masters A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Madrid Masters A 3R A 0 / 1 2–0 100%
Rome Masters A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 0%
Canada Masters A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Cincinnati Masters A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Shanghai Masters A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Paris Masters A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 7–7 6–6 0 / 14 13–13 50%
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–1 3–3 3 / 4 3–1 75%
Year End Ranking 139 39 $1,677,418

Top 10 wins per season[edit]

Season 2014
Wins 1

Wins over top 10s per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2014
1. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3 Madrid, Spain Clay 2R 1–6, 6–2, 6–4

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